Cannes, France summarized
An army of the world's brightest stars grace the busy French airports during a specific time of the year, and it's easy to guess why. Cannes glues all the world's most popular names together under the annual Cannes Film Festival, but the French Riviera's tourist destination has more than just a stellar name. The city's flamboyant displays of classic French architecture sit perfectly along the coastline, grazed occasionally by state-of-the-art speedboats and yachts. Though the rest yearn for a seat under the screening of the best films in the world, the world's most expensive hotels, whooping shopping arcades and swanky nightlife scene are worth that once-in-a-lifetime trip, or twice. Gone were the days when monks owned the century-old pavements. Various strata of tourists find complacence in the city's attractions. Visit the lle Sainte-Marguerite and see the site of the Man in the Iron Mask's imprisonment, or climb the fortified tower of the Musee de la Castre. The villas of Cannes rigidly impose the city's splendor, but just like La Croisette's avenues, the streets are all worth a stroll, regardless if you've been nominated or not.